moderated Re: Opening PDFs in Word

Rahul Bajaj

Brian, thank you. The warning, as I understand it, is only as regards the original format not being preserved. That is not a problem for me. I just can’t afford any text getting lost. And hence am wondering if any text does indeed get lost when this is done. 


From: <> on behalf of Panagiotis Antonopoulos <pantonop2856@...>
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2021 8:06:24 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Opening PDFs in Word

Hi Brian/all,

The big issue with pefs which make it seductive to have them converted to word, is at least for me, the fact that in many cases but unfortunately not all, footnotes are rendered accessible at the right point. With a real pdf a blind person cannot access them, unless I am missing something, while a sighted reader can see them at the bottom of the page. If a blind person keeps reading and comes to them, and there are a handful of them at the end of a page, then they become irrelevant, as they can not be accessed on their appropriate spot.

                                                                Only a reason, albeit very important in my case for this conversion,




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Παρασκευή, 28 Μαΐου 2021 17:07
Subject: Re: Opening PDFs in Word


Word itself warns you that there can be issues converting from PDF to Word for PDF documents not generated by Word itself.

While I understand the convenience, if 100% accuracy with regard to original content must be preserved, then use a PDF reader only to read PDFs when that's the case.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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